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Problem: Researchers collecting data on an island of rabbits have found that the mutation of the recessive allele, d, is 8 x 10-5. Also, the relative fitness of the phenotype encoded by dd, has been found to be 0.80. If the researchers let this rabbit population come to equilibrium, determine the allele frequency of the recessive allele. 

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Researchers collecting data on an island of rabbits have found that the mutation of the recessive allele, d, is 8 x 10-5. Also, the relative fitness of the phenotype encoded by dd, has been found to be 0.80. If the researchers let this rabbit population come to equilibrium, determine the allele frequency of the recessive allele. 

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